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Dividend Investing Myths

Published Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:32:23 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Many investors ignore dividend investing, because they associate them with boring unexciting investments which are destined to fall into oblivion.Some investors believe that rather than wait for a whole year to collect a 3%-4% dividend, you could make 3-4 % per day in the market trading volatile technology stocks. The fact of the matter is that few if any investors could accurately forecast stock market moves in order to profit from large daily swings in some of the most volatile stocks in the market today. Dividend payments on the other hand are much less volatile than stock prices, which is what makes them ideal for investors who plan to live off their investments. The stability of the payments makes them a reliable source of income in virtually any market, without having to sell a portion of one’s portfolios and exposing yourself to market fluctuations.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
CITIGROUP 69.30   9.6 7.19 2.04 2.96
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
CLOROX 160.20   25.3 6.34 4.24 2.68
BANK OF AMERICA 29.67   10.6 2.80 0.72 2.45
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 85.21   52.3 1.63 1.28 1.54

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